• paul

    ★★★★ Watched by paul 08 Oct, 2015

    Oscar loves films that pay homage to the art of filmmaking – so what a dilemma it had on its hands in 2012 when the two front runners for best film, Hugo and The Artist, were both love sonnets to the industry.

    In the case of The Artist, you have homage to the silent film era, as the film uses voice very sparingly, is filmed in glorious black and white and has a rather predictable plot that would fit right…


  • aranors

    ★★★★½ Watched by aranors 08 Oct, 2015

    וכל מילה מיותרת! 😁


  • Dave Holmes

    ★★★★½ Added by Dave Holmes

    Wonderful film. The mugging gets a little repetitive within some scenes, and I could've used more comedy than the depressing depression stuff in the final half. But it's so beautifully conceived and executed, the best "A Star is Born" film there never was. Great story about the acceptance of change, and some really clever bits. The two leads are overflowing with talent and charisma, or perhaps I should say three leads, because the dog is the best of all. And…


  • Patrick Mulcahy

    ★★★★½ Watched by Patrick Mulcahy 01 Nov, 2011

    A charmer.


  • Emmanuel Serratos

    ★★½ Watched by Emmanuel Serratos 05 Oct, 2015

    RIP Uggie. Life is so cruel


  • ejeffb2004

    ★★★½ Watched by ejeffb2004 04 Oct, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Liked it more this time, still not a best picture, weak year


  • Adryon Thomas

    ★★★★ Watched by Adryon Thomas 04 Oct, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Artist: A Critique

    This movie is a love letter to the Cinema. Everything from the Citizen Kane-esqe cinematography, to the addition of the Bernard Herrmann's "Scène d'amour" in Vertigo. This film is quite the collage of cinema history. The story itself feels like a revamping of Singin' in the Rain; and Jean Dujardin's character even resembles old Hollywood Actor Gene Kelly (from Singin' in the Rain); as well as having the characters pull of a Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers…


  • Cameron Burnett

    ★★★★ Watched by Cameron Burnett 24 Jun, 2015

    Storytelling at it's finest. The true meaning of visual storytelling.


  • woobi1984

    ★★★★½ Watched by woobi1984 13 Jun, 2015

    super besetzt/gespielt, liebevoll und charmant inszeniert - eine hommage an die stummfilm-ära und ein echtes gustostückerl für filmliebhaber.


  • Roni Laukkarinen

    ★★½ Watched by Roni Laukkarinen 10 Sep, 2015

    I love the visual aspect of this film. I adore the acting. But I just thought the idea and plot were too pointless and the story was too slow. Highly overrated film.


  • Jules Mumford

    ★★★★ Watched by Jules Mumford 29 Jul, 2012

    If you had placed an early bet on a silent black and white film winning 5 Oscars, including Best Film, Director and Male actor in 2012, your odds would have been favourable indeed.

    George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a black and white silent film mega-star, drawing easy parallels with real life Rudolph Valentino and Douglas Fairbanks. Looked after by his faithful chauffeur Clifton (James Cromwell), constant canine companion "Uggie" and paternalistic archetypal cigar chomping, braces wearing, Studio Boss Al Zimmer…


  • Jack Keating

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jack Keating 12 Sep, 2015 2

    The first fully black and white film to win best picture since The Apartment (Schindler's List, although b/w, had color with the girl in red and the beginning and end scenes), The Artist is a well made piece of filmmaking. However, I did see some parallels to another film.

    Singin' in the Rain's concept is about an actor having doubts about the silent film era, and proceeding to adjust to the Talkies and accept the silent film era's demise and…